Household Support Fund

About our service

Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions on behalf of the UK government, the Household Support Fund scheme supports vulnerable Kent households in need of help with significantly rising living costs.

The next cost of living support scheme, providing £100 support to eligible households with energy and/or food costs, is due to open from the second week in June 2024. The scheme will operate on a first come, first served basis. Applications will close in September 2024 or once the funds have been allocated.

This page will be updated in early June with key information regarding how to apply online for this support and the details of the scheme eligibility criteria.

If you are in a crisis and need assistance now, refer to the other places to get support section below.

Other places to get help

If you have money worries or are looking for ways you can make your money go further, we can help you to find your way through to the advice and support available.

Via our cost of living support pages you can:

  • check if you are eligible for any benefits
  • get advice about how to reduce energy use and who to contact for help paying bills
  • use our help and support finder to find help available with food, Council Tax, clothing, childcare and much more.

You can also visit the government's cost of living hub for further information.

If you are unable to submit an application online or through a supporting professional, if you have any further concerns or questions about your application or prepaid card, or if any of your details have changed since you applied, email householdsupportfund@kent.gov.uk.